Vanity Fair drama to film scenes in Budapest
Period drama Vanity Fair will film scenes in and around London, and also in Budapest, following a commission from UK-based broadcaster ITV.
London-based Mammoth Screen and Amazon Studios are producing the seven-part series.
Based on William Makepeace Thackery’s 1840s publications, the story follows heroine Becky Sharp as she fights her way to prosperity against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars.
Budapest is a hugely popular Eastern European filming hub and offers producers a base 25% tax credit.
The city has attracted high-profile productions for years, including three recent Ridley Scott shoots. The filmmaker directed sci-fi survival movie The Martian at Korda Studios and has been involved as a producer on Blade Runner 2049 and TV anthology series The Terror.
Vanity Fair was last adapted as a feature in 2004 by director Mira Nair with Reese Witherspoon as Becky Sharp, a version that was also filmed largely in the UK.
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